Howard Rumsey, Musician Who Invigorated West Coast Jazz Scene, Dies at 97

As leader of the Lighthouse All-Stars in Hermosa Beach, Calif., Mr. Rumsey helped popularize the notion of a progressive West Coast jazz scene in the 1950s.









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Son of Mezz Mezzrow Finds His Father’s Legacy Lives in a Jazz Club in the Village

Milton Mesirow, the son of the legendary jazz clarinetist, said he was “honored” to find the club Mezzrow in Greenwich Village named for his father.









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Masabumi Kikuchi Dies at 75; Jazz Pianist Embraced Individualism

Mr. Kikuchi’s playing had a cloistered originality and a style of free improvisation he described as “floating.”









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Critic’s Notebook: Vision Festival Celebrates Jazz, Both Past and Future

The festival, celebrating its 20th year, is an essential summit of experimental jazz and related undercurrents in poetry, dance and visual arts.









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